Reviews of Ongava Tented Camp
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Beautiful camp in beautiful setting
A remote yet fantastic location right in the bush. Watching a female white rhino and her calf at the waterhole whilst having dinner was a magical experience only topped by watching a pride of ten lions including a lioness feeding her four cubs.
This camp ticked all our boxes.
Rhino tracking at dusk
The tented accomodation at this camp not as spacious as some we'd been to and also very warm. We enjoyed watching the animals congregate by the local water hole. The armed guard accompanying guests to their tents was exciting!
Undoubted highlight here was tracking Rhino on foot in the bush with an armed guard. We were lucky to get quite close and see these amazing animals for the first time.
Lots of wildlife around Ongava
Ongava was quite a drive from Etosha, but it was nice to get away from the crowds, the vehicular noise, and the dust that accompanies the park. Many of the waterholes near this entrance suffer man-made detractions to 'wild' life photography, such as fencing and concrete, so it's an even longer drive to natural springs.
We had many good sightings of relaxed animals driving into camp and visiting Ongava's waterhole, including a white rhino and her calf one evening. We enjoyed listening to the mating calls of a lion pair throughout the night, not so much the couple in the neighboring tent.
The variety and quantity of wildlife here make the visit worthwhile. As a 'private' vehicle, I wish our break stuffs had been kept up front, so we could have enjoyed our breaks at the waterholes with the animals, rather than wasting time driving to the bathroom areas which are the only reasonably nearby areas where you are allowed out of your vehicle.
Everything about Ongava, the service, the camp itself, the food, the guides were exceptional an exceeded any expectations that we had. The staff was excellent attentive and helpful. Our son had picked up a bit of a stomach flu and the staff were ever so helpful and courteous in their attention.
The guides were first rate. the private lands for Safari beautiful and wonderful wildlife viewing. Excellent food every day at the central facility complete with it's own watering hole and wildlife.
Definitely a must stop and worthy of multi day stays. Our entire party would be happy to return without question.
A place to return to. The manager and his staff were very friendly and nothing too much a problem. The other guests were all very friendly and we had a wonderful time. The tents are just as they should be and you do really feel part of the bush.
The game drives were excellent and we were lucky enough to watch a pride of eighteen (18!!) lions watching zebra as breakfast. It was nice to contrast high end luxury of Little Ongava with more authentic bush experience of the Tented Camp.
Ongava Tented Camp review
Another wonderful camp and another great guide.
Took a trip to Etosha reserve but really preferred our camp and it's environs...Loved the fact that the scenery,habitat was so varied at each of our 3 camps. Food here was best of the 3 camps
Outstanding Ongava Tented Camp
This is a wonderful place to visit! All staff members were extremely knowledgeable and worked to make all aspects of our stay enjoyable. Game drives both in the private reserve and Etosha Park were wonderful.Read more about the whole safari
Ongava Tented Camp review
Afternoon times not precise. Not too much liason between staffRead more about the whole safari
Ongava Tented Camp Excellent
Outstanding in every way and in fact Wilderness were super helpful when Liz missed her connection, lost her bag etc. Particularly Costa at the desk in Windhoek airport who was a legend.
This is an extraordinary and amazingly special place. Emsie was our wonderful hostess and Rio was an excellent guide
Very enjoyable stay.
Very welcoming staff. Good safari drives.
Surprise, post evening drive, dinner for all guests under the stars was a holiday highlight.